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Intimate Hammersmith, London Wedding Photography || Ellie & Chris

I first met Chris and Ellie in 2014 when I photographed her sister Louise’s wedding at Paignton Zoo. I was absolutely thrilled when they asked if I would be able to come up to London to photograph their wedding! So proud to be a part of two weddings in their family.

The ladies got ready at the lovely K-West Hotel and Spa, followed by a beautiful ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall and reception at The Hammersmith Club. The day was intimate and relaxed with a few geeky touches. Perfect.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaid opening gift of jewellery and shoes

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride smelling her bouquet by lauras flauras, bridesmaids flowers

These beautiful flowers are the work of Laura’s Flauras.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride puring champagne next to gift bags

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_Bromley Brides wedding dress black and white getting ready detail photo

Ellie’s wedding dress from Bromley Brides still blows me away. The layers and the detail are magical.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridemaid getting hair done

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaid having hair and makeup done by Gemma Clare Beauty and looking in mirror

The ladies makeup was done beautifully by Gemma Clare Beauty.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaid getting ready with makeup by Gemma Clare Beauty

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaid after hair and makeup by Gemma Clare Beauty looking in mirror

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride smiling with her mum while getting ready for wedding

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_mothers of the bride and groom laughing together

Photos like these are why I’m a documentary photographer. Unscripted, hilarious, real moments are what life is all about. They are what tell the story and bring back the feelings. It’s a privilege to experience this in real life and be able to make it last forever.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_hair curler falling out of mums hair laughing

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_ladies chatting and laughing while getting ready, candid natural photos

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaids putting on patches under eyes, funny getting ready photo

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride ready letter from future sister in law

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride getting hair and makeup done by Gemma Clare Beauty

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_candid bridal preparation

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride looking in the mirror at finished hair and makeup

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_mother of the bride putting brides earrings in during bridal prep, black and white

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride smiling whilst having her veil put in

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride putting on wedding dress and shoes with help of mum, candid natural photos

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_last look in mirror before leaving for ceremony, emotional, candid, real photos

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride smiling in wedding taxi on way to ceremony with Dad

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_mother of the bride hugging future son in law before ceremony in hammersmith town hall

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaids walking into the ceremony at hammersmith town hall

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaids grinning during ceremony at hammersmith town hall candid natrual photos

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride grinning at groom walking down the aisle in hammersmith town hall

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_beautiful candid photo of bride and groom laughing during ceremony

^^ This right here, one of my favourite photos ever.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_emotional black and white natural ceremony photo

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_ring exchange during ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride smiling at groom as he places ring on her finger

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_first kiss as husband and wife during ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_just married at ceremony in Hammersmith Town Hall candid natural moments

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_just married couple holding hands after ceremony

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_candid capture of guest with baby

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and groom grinning as they receive marriage certificate

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_just married couple applauded by friends and family as they leave ceremony

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_candids of bride greeting guests after ceremony

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and groom kissing in mirror in Hammersmith Town Hall

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_just married couple kissing under beautiful ceiling at Hammersmith Town Hall

The ceiling at Hammersmith Town Hall is beautiful. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to try and capture it in a photo. As we were leaving, I grabbed Chris & Ellie and laid down on the floor for this quick photo.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridal party walking to reception venue in hammersmith

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and groom with new baby portrait

I photographed Ellie’s sister Louise’s wedding in 2014, and cried during David’s speech when he announce they were having a baby. I was delighted to meet little Harry, and do a family portrait of their beautiful family.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_relaxed couple portraits of bride and groom

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and groom kissing and laughing in relaxed couple portraits

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridal portraits in her Bromley Brides dress with Laura's Flauras bouquet

I love Ellie’s beautiful bouquet by Laura’s Flauras.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_Bromley Brides dress with Laura's Flauras bouquet in beautiful bridal portraits

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and groom walking hand in hand

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_just married couple sitting on steps for relaxed portaits

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_beautiful relaxed couple portrait on steps

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_modern couple portrait in front of wall under wisteria

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_wedding cheese cake from Marks and Spencers with lego cake topppers

Cheese & Lego. What is not to love?!

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_moss and candles table decorations

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaid taking selfie with mum and professional portrait

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_no admittance except on party business sign on food marquee

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_candids of guests arriving and greeting

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_brides mother with her first grandchild, candid portrait

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_candid photos of guests at reception

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and groom walking on hammersmith bridge in strong wind

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_windy portraits of bride and groom on hammersmith bridge black and white

We went to Hammersmith Bridge for a few portraits and it was so windy, as you can see from Ellie’s dress, that I could barely see through my streaming eyes. Somehow I managed to take some of my favourite portraits ever! The colours, the movement, the subtle sunny glow, the shallow depth of field, the two of them. Beautiful.

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_beautiful windswept portrait of bride and groom kissing on hammersmith bridge

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_relaxed couple portraits on hammersmith bridge

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and groom smiling at each other with champagne

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_cutting cheese cake from marks and spencers with lego cake toppers

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_reactions during father of the brides speech

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_best man speech and reactions, candid photos of reception

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_groom toasting during speech and bride smiling at him

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_first dance at reception to Escape the Piña Colada song

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride twirling during first dance

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_candid first dance photos

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_candids of guests dancing at reception

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Natural, documentary london wedding photography_funny guest candid photos at reception

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_best man funny dancing at reception

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_husband and wife kissing on dancefloor

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_husband and wife dancing and laughing

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride dancing with her bridesmaids and sisters

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and bridesmaids dancing and having fun at reception

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bridesmaids dancing with mum at reception in Hammersmith Jazz Club

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride and bridesmaids dancing to living on a prayer

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride playing air guitar on dancefloor

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_dancefloor candids

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_guest dragging up someone to the dancefloor candid

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_groom giving champagne prize for reception quiz

Chris and Ellie incorporated lots of awesome geeky things (Lego, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek etc) into their wedding and gave their guests a paper quiz to identity where said geeky things had been used. The winners got a bottle of champagne!

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_couples dancing on the dancefloor

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_dancefloor guest candids at Hammersmith Jazz Club

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_groom and best man funny portraits

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_best man and girlfriend

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_bride dancing at reception at hammersmith jazz club

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_dancefloor fun photos

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_dad with cow on head funny reception photo

You know it’s been a good one when the brides dad has a cow on his head!

Natural, documentary london wedding photography_funny candid guest photos on dancefloor

I hope you enjoyed viewing these photos as much as I loved creating them!

It’s never too early or late to get in touch about wedding photography, I’d love to hear from you.

Holly x

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